Grateful Dead Live at Colt Park on 1976-08-02
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- Live concert
- Grateful Dead
- DeadLists Project
K. Gatto's AUD (Sony tc-152 cassette> DAT> CD); seed via J. Wise, T.
OConnell et al; EAC, shn, upload by A. Jerugim
- 2004-05-26 13:38:40
- AUD (Sony tc-152 cassette> DAT> CD)
- Hartford, CT
- Audience Recording
- Taped by
- K. Gatto
- Colt Park
Subject: A workmanlike show
The 2nd set list is out of order too. “US Blues” and “Sugar Mag” were the encores.
2nd set is as follows (from DeadBase XI):
Might As Well, Samson, Candyman, Playin > Wharf Rat > Drums > GDTRFB > Playin > Around.
Not being used to hearing audience tapes of the 70s, this one is a decent mix and the crowd around the taper isn’t too annoying. Kinda cool too, to hear their reactions to the tunes. “Candyman” was a hit and you can hear some guy tell his buddy “Happy Birthday”.
A Dead show was not a bad Bday present back in those days, I’d say. 😁
Subject: I was there
Three of us went it was a wild show to say the least.
we all had tickets but decided to climb the fence anyway Al had a cast on his arm and could not make it over, so he used his ticket and went in legal. We were all tripping our brains out I believe it was red pyramid window pane. When the riot started we were up front right hand side of the stage and we stayed away from it. I still have the full ticket
(we jumped the fence remember?" Strange night I will never forget! Tim
P.S. Rockville H.S. "77"
Subject: I dig it
BTW, I'm pretty sure the order of songs on the tape is not quite right. I think the encores were US Blues and Sugar Magnolia, for which the band made the audience beg an unearthly long time. This was a far cry from the Good Old Grateful Dead. Add to all this a pretty dark and edgy vibe at the show, including pretty rough security, and it's a memory I'd be happy to discard.
Subject: Yet Another Great Hartford Show!
BTW - no ordinary drums here, really smoking improv by the boys, at their best!
Subject: A jem of a show
So a couple of weeks ago I was only listening to the left channel on my headphones and @ 1:22 of Lazy Lightnin' I hear in the crowd "Hey Brew" I had to relisten 2 or 3 more times to be sure, but that's my brothers name... blew me away! Love to be there again, great people, never saw the riot, just a highlight of the summer.
I love the AUD recordings, especially for the outdoor concerts. The clapping, the conversation, it's just like being there. The "Don't be an asshole!" yelled during the first encore. Makes me feel back in the park...
Thanks Keith for recording and thanks Archive.org for keeping these treasures available!
Subject: Thank you for making this available
Subject: Memories of 8-2-76
Subject: Lazy Lightning > Supplication
Subject: Wow - good recording; mediocre show
Subject: Great Show
Subject: Yea I was there 2
Subject: great show
just before wharf rat ends you can hear a guy in the aud: "where you goin there's no way in hell.." "your goin the wrong way for emergencies, emergency is that way"
Subject: A lost treasure!
Subject: thanx for the stories
i was able to fit the encores on disc three with 5 seconds to spare. i downloaded in ogg vorbis, still haven't figured out the shn way. maybe this made the diff?
Subject: Riot police after the Show?
Twas the last outdoor concert in Hartford for a long, long time!
Anyway, the sound quality seems pretty good here, no complaints from me. Brought back some good memories, and one remembered headache.
Subject: First Show
and in those days, at that age, getting to shows in NYC or Boston was not easy from central CT. There's an added twist
to to this that is kind of a long story. So, I'll make it brief to share the gist. Background info, J. Barlow, B Weir's lyricist went to college in Middletown CT. at Wesleyan. My Mom knew him then, she worked there. I went to show with my friends at the time and found a spot in the crowd in the sdbd area. During one of the first songs, I saw a woman walk out and sit down on the front edge on the stage near K. Godchaux. It took only a moment to realize THAT IT WAS MY MOM!!! So I immediately started making my way up towards the stage and when I got as close as I could to where she was, during Tennessee Jed, I started yelling, "hey Mom", obviously everybody around me thought I was quite insane, or, at least did NOT want whatever it was I must be on. But she heard me and spotted me and waved me over to the backstage gate. There she met me and I was whisked in and in a blur she walked me up onto the stage and sat me down where she had been, with the consent of Steve Brown, the stage manager at the time. Too incredulous to fully comprehend what was happening, I got to watch the rest of the first set from that spot (literally 6-8 feet from Jerry, on the front edge of the stage). For the 2nd set I had to move back a bit to a less incredible spot. Anyway, an amazing first show,
that was also a once in a lifetime experience.
Subject: Clap the clapper!!!
Subject: Lost Encores
Subject: nice show
Subject: last outdoor show at colt park
Subject: I was there
Subject: Prob better to have been there
Subject: COLT PARK HARTFORD 1976
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